More random WoW stuff

I’m only missing one Timeless Isle Rare now (an achievement actually 10 years in the making) and I am sat camped in its lair whenever I am browsing the web. Also trying to grind out all the “kill 200 enemies in X elemental storm in zone Y” on my Hunter, and a few other achievements (also I did in fact get Vyragosa in Northrend at some point).

The Shadow Priest has been 70 for a few days, working on the 64 Evoker now (a sliver below 67 already), it’s about as much fun (read: not a lot) but at least it’s stronger than the Shadow Priest for complete noobs who don’t know how to play it.

In SoD the Warlock is at 32 and we’re making our way through Thousand Needles, and I started an Undead Warrior on the weekend on a whim and he’s 27 now… more fun than expected, after I’d said I’ll stick to one toon just this week.

The big news today was that they’ll be releasing Phase 3 of SoD on April 4th, at a time when we’re not really prepared. A bit soon for my liking, but I suppose most people raiding at 40 are becoming a little bored already. A bit of a shame, really.

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Achievements, SoD, M+, Part 2

So we did a bit more M+, I have all the portals from +20 in season 3 on my Warrior now, and thus am a little less motivated, but some people have some goals, so I’m coming along – it’s not like I hate it, just not let’s gooooo.

Also they announced some (maybe big) changes for M+ in Season 4, and probably also in the next expansion then – Heroic will be like M0 and queuable, M0 will be like a +10, without a timer or afficxes and M+ will be lowered by 10, so a +20 in S3 will be a +10. Really good change for alts and people who only do M0, but maybe it will be a pain if you suddenly have people in a +10 who have absolutely no clue and had failed in a +5 before…

We also played quite a bit in SoD (even if I’m still sub 20h), Level 25 now, did Shadowfang Keep with 2 40 friends and are slowly (in normal speed for Classic) through the Barrens. The runes are fun but I like the XP buff more. I’m Tailoring/Enchanting, as proper Classic Warlocks are.

And finally I went for some more achievements, and I noticed I actually did the Hearthstone launch event 10 years ago, with mount and all.

Also played a round of Hearthstone again after so many years for the WoW mount… Also finally trying to finish my Horde Triceratops mount in BfA Zandalar with dailies, and leveling my Shadow Priest to 70 by doing one random dungeon per day and a couple quests. Nearly 69, so then it’s only the unfun Dracthyr Evoker from 64 to 70 and I am done with all classes.

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Achievements, SoD, M+

For some reason I started doing achievements again in WoW retail. I suppose it was talking to someone from my raid group who boasted a little bit about having finished so many.

I got 2 or 3 factions to Exalted (Laughing Skull Orcs, Steamwheedle Preservation Society), I looked for rares and treasures in Tanaan Jungle and the rest of Draenor. I did some random achievements in Draenor and BfA, I still have 2 toons parked in Revendreth and Bastion to do some dailies ten times…

I finished the TBC “Bloody Rare” achievement by positioning one toon per Outland zone and flying circles several times per day, for a week, I killed all but one Northrend rares for “Frostbitten” and now I’m camping Vyragosa, who unfortunately seems to share a spawn with the Time-Lost Protodrake that everyone’s still farming a decade later…

I should have written down where I started but I’m less than 100 points away from 25000 now, which may not seem like much but it’s ok if you look at like I’ve ignored PvP for about 15 years and had an 8 year break from raiding. Still annoying if I look at some other people in guild.

For M+1, 20s seem to be no problem, but we failed a 21 Atal’Dazar to then 2 chest a +20, a bit silly. Still missing Throne on +20 for my port.

And I started a Warlock in Season of Discovery, duoing with a Hunter. Tried a Rogue to Level 6 first, but melee and ranged… been there, done that.

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Raiding Amirdrassil – week 13, 14, AOTC

Week 13 was uneventful, Sunday and Tuesday full of good tries and bad.

But today we killed Fyrakk on Heroic and have our third AOTC achievement in Dragonflight, on the 68th pull, it somehow a little anticlimactic with a 21% wipe as the first try of the evening and finishing on the 6th pull. After that a raid break was announced quite unisono, because no active raiders were missing (which is good) but I’m a little sad we’re not reclearing even once.

AOTC: Fyrakk the Blazing

After that we did two more +20 (one timed +1, one 80s over time) to fill out the Vault slots, kinda ironic that it’s not helping as my goals on this char are done. Also got to 2700 rating, my all time best, and just one +20 timed missing for the port. Guess I have 6 weeks to get that now and maybe focus a little on the shammy and trying to heal anything over +14.

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More M+ After All

Thanks to my awesome guildies I managed to get to 2500 rating last night with a chill +17 Murozond’s Rise, so that’s my 2nd season with Keystone Hero.

After that I switched to the Resto Shammy and healed a few more. +13 and +14 were a little spicy at times until our tanked remarked “Oh, you’re only at 435 iLvl, that explains a lot” – but yeah, I need one more item in the correct slot to be able to use the 4 Tier Bonus. And finally I did 4 +2s for the weekly on my Beast Mastery Hunter after midnight, then basically fell asleep in my chair.

Good times though, just a little more practice with healing.

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Diablo IV’s Lunar Awakening Event

First event in Diablo IV, at least for me, iirc. It has 10 tiers of rewards and you complete them by doing shrines in the open world that are marked purple. Didn’t take too long, was easy to spread out over several days, was fun. Nothing much to add, not a grind like WoW’s events and also not a nobrainer 30min affair like FFXIV’s.

I’m 53 on my Sorceress and now that the event is done, I unrelatedly finally got all Altars of Lilith and 100% map completion, and so we’ll go World Tier 3 next, I think.

In other news, still having fun with the game (when taken in moderation), but I’m skipping this season.

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Raiding Amirdrassil – week 12

The Sunday raid included a whole lot of wipes on Fyrakk and not much else. On Tuesday we got to phase 3 for the first time, like 2 or 3 times, best try was 20-21%. Not bad, 40 wipes in.

M+ was mostly uneventful this week, I managed to get 8 of them in until Monday evening, 4 of them 18 or higher, but no new timed 20s.

But I’m at least very close to 2500 rating (aka Keystone Hero) thanks to a +20 Murozond’s Rise “just” 6 minutes over time. I’ve not timed it at all on Tyrannical, so a +11 would probably be enough.

And then I managed to heal 5 low ones on the Shammy, that one +8 was quite some work. Bad gear, no one kicking anything, but it worked.

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Raiding Amirdrassil – week 11

The Sunday raid had us extend for the first time, and then quite a few wipes on Tindral. Best one was about 12% I think.

After the raid we timed a +20 Atal’Dazar and a +18 Throne of the Tides in Tyrannical, which was nice. I still kinda need some 11-15s now for some Wyrm crests, what an odd problem to have. We also did a +20 Atal’Dazar and a +18 Everbloom on Saturday with 2 different people and it didn’t go quite so well, still some good practice for me, and probably what gave us the win in Atal’Dazar today, as I didn’t die on the last boss, unlike on Sunday.

The Tuesday raid went really well, killing Tindral on the third pull (probably around 15 wipes overall), then we we wiped 9 times on Fyrakk, mostly in Phase 2 with those damn ghost adds. That fight might take a while, especially being low on healers next week.

My newly found and loosely defined M+ team didn’t want to run after the raid as originally planned, so I pugged 2 quick +11s for some points (and to get the third choice in the Vault), which means I’m now at 1900 rating, so if I do a +10 or +11 Murozond’s whatever next week, I’ll be at 2000, yay.

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Server move, again

Just like in April 2021 instead of upgrading I switched servers and if you can read this the hamsters are running.

I hope the performance will be a bit better and I was also running out of space.

Nothing fancy happened, but please holler if you notice any oddities.

  • Hoster: Hetzner Cloud
  • Domain: staying with
  • OS: from Ubuntu Focal to Debian Bookworm
  • PHP: From PHP 8.0.30 to PHP 8.3.2
  • WordPress: staying with the rolling auto-upgrade method
  • Theme: staying with Astra

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